frank lindenfeld outstanding student paper award
The Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) seeks graduate and undergraduate student papers that advocate for more humanistic workplaces. Papers may critically evaluate current forms of economic and workplace organization that repress the potential of people through inequality, bias, discrimination based upon race, gender, sexual orientation, and other bases of exploitation/domination. Papers may also address political and economic changes, initiatives, and policies, which occur away from workplaces but have significant consequences for conditions of work and workers. Examples include critiques of the global economy, outsourcing, and effects of austerity measures. Paper topics can also address how people resist dehumanizing conditions and create more humanistic alternatives, such as worker owned cooperatives, socially and environmentally responsible businesses, nonprofit and/or grass roots activist organizations, and instances where workers and/or unions have organized to win higher wages and/or improved working conditions.
The Frank Lindenfeld Outstanding Student Paper Award includes a cash award of $100 and one year AHS membership. Award winners are invited to present their paper at the AHS annual conference. For winners who attend the meeting to present their paper an additional $150 reimbursement will be awarded to help defray travel costs along with complimentary conference registration. The winning paper will also be formally reviewed and cultivated for possible publication in the journal of the AHS, Humanity & Society. Deadline: Papers must be submitted by May 30th. Winners will be announced on August 15th. Papers accepted for publication are not eligible to receive the award. Please submit your manuscript in electronic format (MS Word preferred) to the editors of Humanity & Society, Editor-in-Chief Daina Cheyenne Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional inquiries can be directed to them as well.
Frank Lindenfeld, a long-time member and dear friend to AHS, passed away onJune 8, 2008. He was a husband and father, scholar, visionary advocate for democracy, and tireless worker for social and economic justice. As a scholar-activist, he was a leading authority on worker cooperatives and the cofounder of Grassroots Economic Organizing, a decentralized collective of educators, researchers, and grassroots activists working to promote an economy based on democratic participation, worker and community ownership, social and economic justice, and ecological sustainability. His wisdom, kindness, dedication, and gentle manner touched the lives of many people and his spirit will live on in the work that we do together to build a better world. Toward this end, the AHS Frank Lindenfeld Memorial fund was established and makes possible this paper competition.
2016 Ahmed Zakarya Mitiche, "Perceptions on Race and Gender among Urban Farmers," University of
2013 Kasey Henricks, "Passing the Buck: Race and the Role of State Lotteries in America's Changing Tax
Composition," Loyola University of Chicago
2012 Jean Boucher, “Social Capital in Adversity: An Autoethnographic Approach,” George Mason University
[Honorable mention] Junpeng Li, “The Religion of the Nonreligious and the Politics of the Apolitical: Transformation of the Falun Gong from a Healing Practice to a Political Movement,” Columbia University
[Honorable mention] Kasey Henricks and Victoria Brocket, “Counter-Revolutions in the Name of Emancipation: The Regressive Character of Race and Gender Progress,” Loyola University of Chicago